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Work stops work!

I’m currently working of the finished artwork for my forthcoming middle-grade novel, Walker – the boy who can talk to dogs. It’s a bit of a thriller and adventure and has lot and lots of dogs in it!

I love it and am putting together the the beginnings of Walker’s next adventure while I’m doing the artwork and my creative juices are flowing and my mind and visual memory filled with the characters.

Meanwhile my other project goes o hold a bit.

Other project?

Yes, Later this month I will be launching a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to publish  anew picture book called Special Delivery. The story revolves around Penni and Benni, who have their own website already!

I began the website before Christmas to really get these characters in my head. They have no idea what is about to hit them, later this month. It is a bit weird posting blogs, as if I were these two characters. Penni is a fashion blogger – her role has quite changed my outlook – I now linger longer over the fashion pages in the colour magazines!

Go and have a look at Penni and Benni in their quiet, before the storm hits them and why not join their instagram account?

How to create new characters – Meet Penni and Benni

Lots of watercolour painting in this video as I introduce the characters and concept of my new project – Penni and Benni.

This has been a long time coming and I’m going to use my new characters, Penni and Benni, to explain lots of things about character design and illustration.

It started with a book idea, but the characters have changed and developed and grown with me over the years and I have now decided to get them launched.

Starting with their Website – http://www.penniandbenni.com – and their instagram http://www.instagram.com/penniandbenni

In this video I show you how I draw and paint Penni and Benni whilst chatting and explaining some of what the project is all about.

There will be more about Penni and Benni in the coming weeks as I love towards launching them as a picture book kickstarter project.

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